Senior Lawyers Section
Welcome to the Rank of Senior Lawyer
The Senior Lawyers Section is geared toward lawyers aged 55 years and counting or who have been in practice in any jurisdiction for 25 years. The section hosts an annual meeting and CLE program, social activities, and a newsletter. CLE programs focus on issues such as ethics, computer use, retirement strategies, and appellate procedures.
Pursuant to the section's bylaws, anyone may join the section, although section leadership and voting privileges are limited to active member of the Washington State Bar Association 55 years of age or older or who has been in practice in any jurisdiction for 25 years may be enrolled as a member of the section upon request and payment of annual section dues. Additionally, in accordance with the bylaws of the WSBA, law students may join the section as nonvoting subscriber members.
For those of you who are not already members of the Senior Lawyers Section, consider joining this enthusiastic group by signing up now. In the words of past Chairman Fred Frederickson, "We have the best time of any section in the Association. Our longtime friends and compatriots at the Bar have much to offer each other."
The section's publication, Life Begins, is geared toward active senior lawyers. Section members are encouraged to submit articles of general interest and on legal issues.
Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!
Below are the results of the Senior Lawyers Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.
Chair: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Secretary: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
At-Large Member: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2021, and ending Sept. 30, 2022
Emeritus Member (non-voting)
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Announcing the latest issue of Life Begins, the Senior Lawyers Section newsletter!
Winter 2020–2021 — Read it here.
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Did you know there are several important member benefits and tools that come with WSBA membership including professional liability insurance and Casemaker? You can also find group medical insurance plans can be found through a broker and individual plans can be found through a broker or on the Exchange.
Chair: Eleanor Doermann
Secretary: Albert Armstrong III
Treasurer: Ronald E. Thompson
Immediate Past Chairs:
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Board of Governors Liaison*: Tom McBride
The Executive Committee of the Senior Lawyers Sections meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except December, July, and August) 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings have taken place at the Broadmoor Golf Club, 2340 Broadmoor Drive E, Seattle, WA 98112, but are currently being held virtually via Zoom.
Please contact Eleanor Doermann for further details on upcoming meetings.
For general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact the section Chair Eleanor Doermann.